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Call #:
1840.1.10
Title:
Memorial Sampler to Mrs. Elizabeth Seamans
Collection type:
Textiles
Date:
1800-1809
Object type:
8: Communication Artifacts; Art; Sampler
Materials:
fibre, silk
Medium:
Embroidery
Place of production/origin:
United States of America (USA), Rhode Island, Providence
Description:
This "memento mori" sampler is a memorial to Mrs. Elizabeth Seamans. A detailed weeping willow overhangs a monument topped by urn with an monogram "E S" and an inscription "Mrs. Elizabeth Seamans, departed / this life October, 12th, 1795, / aged 55 Years". The grass and shrub are stitched with silk chenille thread, the rest of the sampler is stitched with silk thread on a silk ground. Stitches: Satin, Stem, Straight, Couched. Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Tan, White, Yellow.
Dimensions:
Height:13.5 in x Width:17 in
Subjects:
Needlework
Research Notes:
Attributed to a student at the Mary Balch School, Providence, R.I. Previously exhibited at the RIHS from March to December 1970.
Provenance:
Gift of , 1840
Bibliographic References:
(Exhibited at RIHS March - December 1970.)
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